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A Return To Love - Book Review

I really liked the message that A Return to Love preaches. We really need less egoism and selfishness in our world and more kindness and selflessness . As someone who values being nice, I really appreciate the reminder that nice people don’t finish last.


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"It takes courage...to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives."

-Marianne Williamson


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Who would I recommend the A Return To Love to?

The 33-year-old childhood abuse victim who is wanting to let go and forgive, the 19-year-old college freshman who is wondering how to find purpose in their career, and anyone who wants guidance on how to live their lives more


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It’s hard to accept that someone who hurt you may only be having a hard time dealing with past trauma . But remember that you don’t know what the people around you have been through. And you especially can’...


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So the next time you see someone angry, just stop to think about the shield they’re putting up because of their trauma. Showing them a little love will go a long way to making the world a better place.


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Top 3 Book Lessons

  1. Whatever you think is causing your unhappiness, it always comes back to a root feeling of fear.
  2. Let a higher power guide your career path to have a more enjoyable time at work and make a difference in the world too.
  3. People who are grumpy ar...


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Consider an experience Williamson once had while at a salon. While getting her hair done a cold and mean customer walked into the room. Worrying that she may get stuck next to this icy


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Williamson teaches that to find true happiness and relief from the pain that life brings, we must turn ourselves over to the higher power of love, also known as God. This message isn’t one from or to any specific religion. Anyone can receive, practi...


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Lesson 2: Making The World A Better Place

Unfortunately, too many people only listen to their ego when it comes to their career and financial life . When we focus only on our own preservation and survival we separate ourselves from others who are the...


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Book Overview

In this world we live in there is far too much pain and suffering . A lot of the reason for this is that individualism is rampant. People care only for themselves and satisfying their ego. What is the ke...


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Lesson 1: Fear is the root of everything

If you’re a normal human being, chances are you’ve had your fair share of misery in life. Whether it’s losing your job, the death of a loved one, or getting sick, we all have crummy times in life. But whatever it is you’re going through, the feeling of unhappiness is because you’re afraid. ...


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A Return To Love - Book Summary

A Return To Love will help you let go of resentment, fear, and anger to have happier and healthier jobs and relationships by teaching you how to embrace the power of love.


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Don’t worry though, it’s not your fault that your upbringing makes you fear suffering. The odds are stacked against us when it comes to this truth. From a young age you were taught to focus on getting good grades in school instead of


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Even once we graduate from college and go out into the workplace, our economic stability centers around fear. We’re afraid to lose out on the best job and the home and security that it brings. 


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Not only is the workplace full of negativity, but the world in general teaches us to fear strangers. Our news seems to only air the dreariest stories. It’s as if we’ve got everything working against us to keep us in a habit of fear. The barriers we set up to try to keep ourselves safe make ...


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God put each of us here to make the world a better place. That’s the purpose of your career, to help other people, but the way you fulfill it might be unique. Discovering this meaning in your work could require you to go through a few different jobs. If you let a higher power guide you, tho...


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No matter what you do you can find purpose in how it helps make the world a better place. When Williamson was working as a cocktail waitress, she found it difficult to see the difference she made. Then she thought about how it was just a matter of perspective. Looking for the meaning...


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Regardless of your work, it’s better to focus on kindness and love than just looking out for yourself. Most employers would rather higher the nice guy than the self-centered one with an impressive resume.


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Lesson 3: Try to understand the people who are mean to You

I have a friend with a family member who was abused as a child. I’ve heard how this individual is ridiculed by the rest of the family, but my friend doesn’t think that’s okay. They understand that sometimes people with a mean exterior are only trying to protect themselves after the trauma t...


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